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Jane Ball: 'The Francis inquiry tells us inadequate staffing costs lives'


Good article. The evidence from the Francis Report and research does indeed exist. "That inadequate registered nurse staffing levels costs lives does not appear to be driving policy or practice; in the economic climate, it is a difficult truth to face." That is the crux of the matter. I take the view, and I know that I am in the minority, that the powers that be need to be persuaded. Nurses taking effective and constructive industrial action might focus their attention better on just what should drive policy. But I won't be holding my breath.

Posted date

19 March, 2013

Posted time

8:24 am